PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One Pittsburgh man was arrested early Christmas morning after allegedly shooting off a gun in the street and taunting a police dog.
Police responded to a call about a man shooting off a gun in the 7500-block of Susquehanna Street just before 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Once police arrived at the residence where the shooting took place, they noticed that the front door of the house had appeared to be kicked in and saw scattered shell casings.
The officers then suspected a possible home invasion when they saw 39-year-old Shawn Seif exiting the house.
Officers say they believed Seif was a possible suspect and after he ignored multiple commands to follow orders, was taken into police custody.
Later it was discovered that the house was Seif’s residence, but officers say he never identified himself as the homeowner.
While handcuffed by police, authorities say Seif attempted multiple times to reach for a semi-automatic handgun in his pants pocket.
He is also accused of threatening to shoot his gun and taunting the police dog at the scene, saying, “I’m gonna kill Fido. Just let that dog bite me and I will bite him back.”
Police then did a sweep of Seif’s house, where they say they found several boxes of ammunition, a loaded magazine and a marijuana plant in his living room.
They also found several other guns in the house, according to the police report.
Seif is charged with four counts, including maliciously taunting a police animal, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and prohibited acts.